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Governing Council

Governance in schools and preschools is the responsibility of the Governing Council whose role is directed by the constitution and a code of practice. Please follow the links at the bottom of the page for our constitution and code of practice.
In this model of governance:
  • The cooperative role of governing council and school staff is emphasised.
  • Management and governance are clearly separated.
  • The focus is on improving student learning outcomes.
  • The broad directions are set and monitored by the governing council.
  • The site leader and staff are responsible for reporting.

The Mark Oliphant College Governing Council has representation from:

  • parents who have children in the school – this is the majority representation
  • aboriginal parent representation
  • staff representation
  • student representatives
  • representatives of local Member of SA Parliament, City of Playford and Playford Alive Community Reference Group.

There are currently three sub-committees:

  • Finance
  • Fundraising
  • Uniform

The Council members actively seek feedback from the wider school community and as such have a Facebook page where parents can ask questions, raise issues. It is moderated by the Governing Council.